Adoption Basics in New York State

Adoption is the means of establishing a legal relationship between a parent and a child who is not related to promote the child’s best interests. While adoption dissolves legal ties between a child and one or both of their biological parents, it creates new familial bonds for the adopted child.

Through adoption, an adult other than the birth parent becomes responsible for the child’s physical and emotional well-being. Domestic adoptions, through an agency, private adoptions, stepparent, foster, or second-parent adoptions, and international adoptions are just a few of the options available to give a loving home to a child.

Adoption laws vary from state to state, making it vital to have the help of a knowledgeable adoption attorney to guide you through the process. At Tully Rinckey, our lawyers will ensure your adoption is legally sound in New York State and can also help make arrangements for counseling and other services before and after the adoption is finalized.

We will make sure that all your rights are protected since not only do birth parents need to be aware of what it means to terminate their legal rights as parents, but the adopting family should understand the new relationship that they are entering into.

Why Choose Tully Rinckey to Help With Your Adoption?

Adoptions are a wonderful way to create a family, and while there are many different avenues to choose from, some resources are far better than others. Whatever the circumstances of your adoption are, we will be with you every step of the way and make sure you understand the legal nuances of New York State adoptions as well as make the process as simple as possible for you.

Our attorneys have assisted many families with their specific family law matters; so, you can rest assured that we have seen cases similar to yours and can give you the guidance needed to realize your goals.

Our attorneys have practiced in many of New York City’s Family Courts, as well as those in the five boroughs—Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island—, both counties in Long Island—Nassau and Suffolk—, and Hudson Valley. With a team of attorneys located across New York State and access to online consultations and booking, we can assist you at any time and bill at lower rates than competing firms.

Call Our New York City Adoption Lawyers Today

At Tully Rinckey, we recognize that the adoption process can be emotional and complex. Our family law attorneys will not only help make sure your rights are being protected but also ensure the best interests of the child are being followed.

Our New York City adoption attorneys routinely assist parents and guardians throughout the New York City metropolitan area, Long Island, the five boroughs, and the lower Hudson Valley.

To schedule an initial consultation with a member of our experienced team, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (888) 529-4543 or

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